• Install IDrive App

    Install IDrive application

    1. 1. Download the IDrive application.
    2. 2. Install it in your Package Center
  • Launch and Log in

    Launch and log in to app

    1. 1. From the Package
      Center, launch the application.
    2. 2. Log in to your IDrive account, and if
      you do not have one,
      then sign up.
  • Backup your Files

    Backup your files

    1. 1. From Backup tab, select
      the files/folders you wish to backup.
    2. 2. Perform interactive
      backup or schedule it as required.
  • Data is Secured

    Your data is secure!

    Your files are encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption and are quickly transferred to your IDrive account.

The need to safeguard and backup critical company data is of paramount importance for today’s businesses. An onsite storage device using QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a good and cost-effective method to protect your business data as it ensures data backup and centralized storage. Using IDrive online backup to protect your QNAP NAS device provides the protection you need, to keep your business running in case of a disaster.

A backup strategy with both onsite and offsite backup capabilities can enhance your disaster recovery plans by manifolds. The QNAP Backup App works impeccably with your QNAP NAS device to provide a reliable online backup solution which is fast and affordable.

Backup your NAS device to IDrive and profit from an online storage and backup solution which is economical, secure and high-performing. With the QNAP Backup App, you can schedule automatic backup and restore jobs, perform manual backups and restores, receive email notifications on completion of all scheduled backup operations and also view log details.


  • Protect files, during transfer and storage, using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key
  • Create multiple backup sets and restore sets for customized backup and restore
  • Archive Cleanup deletes data from your account, by matching them to the data in your current backup set.
  • Schedule and automate data backup/restore
  • Keep track of account activities via logs

Application Package

Step 1: Identify the correct IDrive App package for your model.
  1. Login to your Qnap NAS.
  2. Go to the App Center > Backup/Sync.
  3. Click the IDrive package Icon. A popup window for IDrive package appears.
  4. Click the 'download' link. It will download the App center's package of IDrive App for your QNAP model.

Step 2: Once the correct IDrive App package is identified, download the latest package of the same architecture from below:

Universal Package for QNAP devices

If you are unable to identify the correct IDrive App package for your model, download the universal package.

Download Now



View the Installation Steps

Step 1
Enable Web services and File station on your NAS device prior to the QNAP Backup App installation.
To enable web services,
  1. Navigate to Control Panel > Applications > Web Server.
  2. Select the Enable Web Server check box.
  3. Click Apply All to save the changes.
To enable File station,
  1. Navigate to Control Panel > Applications > Station Manager > File Station.
  2. Select the Enable File Station check box.
  3. Click Apply to save the changes.

Step 2
To install,
  1. Login to your QNAP NAS device as admin.
  2. Open App Center.
  3. Click the Search icon and search for IDrive.
  4. Click the IDrive Thumbnail from the search list.
  5. Click Install. After installation, the IDrive App will be listed in App Center under the My Apps tab.
  6. To start the application, click Open under .


Quick Data Transfers via QNAP Express

QNAP Express is a physical storage shipment solution that helps in backup and retrieval of large amounts of data within a week.


Benefits of QNAP Express for NAS users

  • Within a week, transfer bulk data from your NAS devices to your online account.
  • Data is protected using military grade 256-bit AES encryption, with optional private key, during data transfer and storage.
  • Perform incremental backups, to keep your data safe from disasters, after initial data transfer.
  • Zero bandwidth consumption during the data transfer process.

The service is FREE once a year for Personal users and thrice yearly for Business users. Subsequent backup requests will be subject to a charge of $59.95. Express restores will be charged $99.50 per request. It includes free return shipping for customers within USA. Express orders shipped outside USA may have additional shipping costs. Upon placing the order, our team will provide a shipping quote that will be charged separately.

How does Express Backup & Restore work?

Data is to be backed up to the device once you receive the express storage device. You send us back the device and we transfer your data onto IDrive's primary storage devices.

You can safely retrieve all your backed up files and folders stored in your IDrive cloud account, to your NAS device, using the expres storage device. Easily perform instant restores with express restore.


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